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User Info: ValzacardX

ValzacardX
2 months ago#11
You can get Windows for like $15 bucks.
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
2 months ago#12
I'd get the extra threads for longevity. That's what made me go with the R7 over the R5. I originally was gonna grab an R5 1600 for 119 back in September and opted for the R7 1800x for 189. Most AAA games nowadays make use of the extra threads. AC series is a notable example.
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enderall
2 months ago#13
32x2z posted...
I'd get the extra threads for longevity. That's what made me go with the R7 over the R5. I originally was gonna grab an R5 1600 for 119 back in September and opted for the R7 1800x for 189. Most AAA games nowadays make use of the extra threads. AC series is a notable example.

I agree. Minimum, 4 cores 8 threads. Ryzen 5 1400 or above. Let's see what happens with Zen 2.
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User Info: dkgerbil2

dkgerbil2
2 months ago#14
ValzacardX posted...
You can get Windows for like $15 bucks.


How is that? Most things are saying $50 minimum without using a media creator tool or whatever it's called.

Think I'm gonna roll with this one:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6XZGZR

It's budget on that list is higher than my intended but I'm also saving significantly at Microcenter. The CPU is $80 instead of the $130-140 it's listed at and then I get another $30 off by buying the motherboard as well. Combined with a few other smaller discounts and it's pretty perfectly in my budget range.

Is there anything I should consider changing with that build or is it pretty spot on for my intended use?
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
2 months ago#15
I'd stay away from the 4gb RX 570. I used 4gb GPU's until this December and it is not enough. My old GPU was a 4gb RX 570, preceded by a 4gb RX 480 a friend sold me, preceded by the 4gb 1050ti I got back in 2016. You'll want more Vram for your setup if you're interested in making this last a while.
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User Info: dkgerbil2

dkgerbil2
2 months ago#16
Would an 8 GB RX 570 be fine? There's one that's $139 after rebate so only a $10 difference and $30 difference for up front cost which isn't that straining.
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
2 months ago#17
I like my 8gb 570. I got it in December at MC. They sell open box cards with warranties there, if you are interested in taking a look at their selection. My card overclocks well enough to where I feel like I got a good value. Assuming the 8gb card you're looking at has a good cooler, I would go for it.
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User Info: dkgerbil2

dkgerbil2
2 months ago#18
It has two fans so I'm not sure if that's good or not.
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
2 months ago#19
What’s the model of it? I’m using the MSI ARMOR MKII and it’s a damn fine overclocker.
R7 1800X|570 8gb 1500/8000|Freesync 7680x1080|16gb TridentZ|Focus+ Platinum 750|https://bit.ly/2UBHT5d| Rud3Bwoy Caught Scamming-https://i.imgtc.com/xBAjFf7.jpg

User Info: dkgerbil2

dkgerbil2
2 months ago#20
Very similar to yours.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3JdFf7/msi-radeon-rx-570-8gb-armor-oc-video-card-rx-570-armor-8g-oc

Unless I missed an MKII in there and it's the same one haha.

Edit: I'm also intrigued by the "up to" three free games I'll get from it. Seems they're giving away RE2, DMC5 and Division 2, which makes the purchase even better. The "up to" concerns me but honestly free games is icing in the cake so meh.
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